Disney debuts its newest nighttime spectacular in Paris

January 8, 2024, 3:16 PM · Disney's latest nighttime spectacular premiered tonight in Paris.

The Disney Electrical Sky Parade pays tribute to the iconic Main Street Electrical Parade with a drone show over Disneyland Paris' Sleeping Beauty Castle. It's the kickoff for the Disney Symphony of Colors festival at the park this year, which also will feature a new daytime show, A Million Splashes of Color, starting February 10.

Up to 500 drones fly across the Disneyland Paris sky for each scene in the new production. The drones form the shapes of floats from the Main Street Electrical Parade, accompanied by a soundtrack inspired by the "electro-syntho-magnetic" musical sounds of the original parade, which first opened at Disneyland in California in 1972.

Among the drones are some with a fire-trailing pyrotechnic effect, as seen in the Peter Pan scene. Projections on the castle and water fountains help complete the visual effects.

The production follows previous Disneyland Paris drone shows, including Disney D-Light and Avengers: Power the Night. Disney Electrical Sky Parade will continue through September 30 this year. Here are some highlights, courtesy Disney:

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Replies (5)

January 8, 2024 at 8:03 PM

Totally cool! Could we bring it over to Florida's Park?

January 9, 2024 at 4:19 AM

Shame this isn't a permanent show, as it would solidify a return visit to Disneyland Paris the next time I visit Europe. Hopefully they recycle the concept at the US parks as it looks far cooler than most of the nighttime spectaculars they've got running now.

January 9, 2024 at 5:45 AM

Apart from the soundtrack which is deeply annoying that's a really great show.

January 10, 2024 at 8:23 AM

Wow, Disney's Electrical Sky Parade sounds like a breathtaking visual symphony, marrying the nostalgia of the Main Street Electrical Parade with the cutting-edge technology of drone shows! To think that those drones are choreographed to form the iconic floats in the sky is quite a magical feat. It's impressive how Disney parks continue to push the envelope, blending tradition with innovation.

The Peter Pan scene with fire-trailing drones must be a spectacular sight against the night sky at Disneyland Paris, adding a new dimension to the 'electro-syntho-magnetic' vibe of the parade. And with the added projections on the castle, it seems like guests are in for an immersive experience that's not just a show, but a celebration of color, light, and music.

Disney has always excelled at creating moments that resonate with audiences of all ages, and this new addition to their repertoire of drone shows like Disney D-Light and Avengers: Power the Night appears to set a new bar. A Million Splashes of Color is also a promising title for the daytime show; I can only imagine the vibrancy it will bring to the park starting February 10.

It's delightful to see how the Disney Symphony of Colors festival will paint Disneyland Paris with a palette of innovation and charm. I'm sure visitors will carry these memories for years to come, just as the original parade has left a lasting impression since 1972. Here's to hoping that the Disney Electrical Sky Parade might find its way to other parks around the world so more Disney fans can witness this modern marvel!

January 12, 2024 at 2:34 AM

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